Classroom Teacher - Foundation Academy Charter School
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Early Childhood
Job Title: Special Education Maternity Leave Teacher 2022-2023
Beginning: Aug 04, 2022
Deadline: Open until filled **
Certificate: Special Education PK-8
District: Foundation Academy Charter School
Trenton, NJ 08618
Telephone: 609-920-9200
Job Description:
Actualizing education reform in the revitalizing city of Trenton, NJ is hard, hard work, and we know that this work in an urban school setting isn’t for everyone. But if you are someone who is truly called to serve children and youth, someone who sees this work not only as your job, but as a fundamental piece of who you ARE, we encourage you to read on. 
We’re looking for YOU if:
  • You believe that EVERY child deserves access to a high-quality education and that children can and will learn if properly taught. 
  • You believe that alongside academics, a complete education includes nurturing students as individuals so that they can become well-rounded, civic-minded, and lifelong learners: the changemakers and leaders of the future. 
  • You embrace a growth-mindset and consistently reflect on ways to improve, year after year. 
  • You are unabashedly and authentically YOU and proud of it. You are genuinely committed to building meaningful relationships with students, families, and staff. 
Were you nodding “YES” as you read the list above? We invite you to apply! 

We’re looking for a dedicated and talented Teacher to become part of our team. 

Your schedule will be Monday-Friday from 7:30am-4:15pm Monday-Friday or other schedule agreed upon by the employee and the Principal
Here’s what you’ll be doing:
  • Perform daily teaching tasks, along with extra duties (including but not limited to): grade-level, department, and parent meetings, planning educational trips, advisory, and homeroom, lunch, recess, classroom coverage, and detention duties.
  • Participate in and support school events, activities, and programs, inside and outside of school hours.
  • Work closely with colleagues to build a cohesive school culture of success. 
  • Prepare lesson plans for your academic curriculum according to Common Core State Standards alongside your supervisor and department to continue to drive excellence in instruction.
  • Regularly analyze data, monitoring progress and updating student performance trackers, and using that data to help guide your lesson plans.
  • Regularly and proactively update families about student progress.
  • Assist the teacher to teach their scholars through an approved course of study using board-adopted curricula, books and other appropriate teaching materials. (making sure students have access to materials)
  • Assist to establish and maintain standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve a classroom climate that is conducive to learning and characterized by mutual respect.
  • Use verbal and written communication skills effectively.
  • Uphold and enforce school rules, administrative regulations and board policy.
Perform Other Responsibilities
Do whatever else is necessary or requested to prepare our students for college and to instill in them our core values of caring, respect, responsibility and honesty.
This position will be compensated on a per diem basis set at the rate of $316.75.

  • You possess a NJ certification in Teacher of Students with disabilities and one other instructional certification
  • You have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00 (if graduated after Sept 2015) or 2.75 (before Sept 2015) for certification requirements
Did you know that research shows that women and people from underrepresented groups often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications? Please know that no one ever meets 100% of the qualifications. If most of the job description applies to you, we encourage you to apply.

Supporting/Additional Documents Requested
  • Semifinalist candidates will be required to provide unofficial transcripts, evidence of certification/eligibility, and 3 professional references. 
  • Hired candidates are responsible for the following: official transcripts, criminal clearance (fingerprinting), and medical clearance (TB/Mantoux testing) as required by NJDOE.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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